Long-term unemployment is creating a class of permanently unemployed and unemployable citizens. Extended and re-extended unemployment benefits are becoming another (stealth?) entitlement program – currently at $10 billion a month and growing. Originally meant to tide the out-of-work over until jobs were found, it is fast becoming a fixture of our society. Is this a personal or a social problem? Are you a Republican or a Democrat?
---CKMichaelson, Some Assembly Required, 8/10